Blue paint fittingly highlights Blue Jeans, which celebrated her launch at Van der Valk Shipyard in The Netherlands.
Revealed in early 2021, Blue Jeans represents a significant first for Van der Valk, that being belonging to Asian clients. Their fully custom megayacht is, according to the shipyard, its most complex build to date. The owners provided the shipyard, naval-architecture studio Diana Yacht Design, and interior-design studio Guido de Groot Design with several specific wishes. Firstly, the all-aluminum, 111-footer (33.74-meter) needed to have high ceiling heights inside. That, in turn, means more glass throughout the raised-pilothouse motoryacht. Blue Jeans also needed pretty special ways for the owners and their guests to enjoy the water. Notably, she has balconies to each side of the saloon doing double duty as diving boards.
Further special areas onboard Blue Jeans include what the owners consider a chill-out zone on the foredeck. It has a pop-up table for flexible use, too. Additionally, the owners have a custom tender and a tender garage, the latter pretty unusual for her size.
Accommodating six passengers and a four-person crew, the megayacht sets out on sea trials soon. Van der Valk anticipates that the twin 2,600-hp MTUs will allow her a cruising speed just over 22 knots. Her top speed, meanwhile, should be an equally swift 28 knots.
Blue Jeans, with a 23-foot (7.05-meter) beam, sees delivery this summer.
Diana Yacht Design dianayachtdesign.nl
Guido de Groot Design guidodegroot.com
Van der Valk Shpyard vandervalkshipyard.com